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Good start and end gives Widnes the win

By Gareth Laugharne | 14/06/2014

South Wales under 16s fought well in the middle of the game but a good start and end gave the Super League side the win.


Widnes took the lead in their first set of the game with a well-worked try, breaking down the right then changed the play over to their left and Ross Webster scored in the corner, the conversion was missed by Jack Reynolds.


The early tries followed fairly quickly for the Super League side.


In the fifth minute Widnes broke down the left and Adam Heyes scored a try that was converted by Reynolds.


Three minutes later, after incomplete sets on both sides, Heyes scored again in the left corner but this time the conversion was missed.


Then on 11 minutes Brand scored down the right side with the conversion again missed making the score 18-0 to Widnes.


In the 15th minute Scorpions finally got on the scoreboard after a fine break down the middle by Connor Parker, brushing aside a couple of would be tacklers before being brought down. At the next play the ball Jordan Gilbert scooted under the posts and Shane Edwards converted.


A few minutes later, Rhys Davies was taken out by a high tackle and had to be replaced by George Mbofana. The resulting penalty was wasted as it didn't find touch which allowed Widnes to return the ball and a fine attack by Louis Glover gave him a score under the posts which was converted by Reynolds to give them a 24-6 half-time lead.


The second half started and the Welsh appeared to have got their act together. After a number of good plays, Connor Kawulok charged over just the left of the posts in the 43rd minute, a try which was easily converted by Edwards.


Three minutes later, almost from the kick off, debutant Aled Cockwell weaved through a number of Widnes players to score directly under the posts which Edwards again converted.


Next Widnes were on the attack first down the centre then over to their left but unfortunately for them, Webster dropped the ball as he was about to score.


Scorpions playing with a bit more confidence broke down their left and on the hour Dylan Reed scored in the corner, Edwards missing the conversion for the first time.


This spurred Widnes back into action scoring three more tries, the first by Jake Alder, then Ben Williams and finally in the last minute Jack Armstrong scored. All three were converted by McGoldrick.


South Wales Scorpions 22

T: Gilbert, Reed,, Cockwell, Kawulok

G: Edwards x 3


Widnes Vikings 42

T: Webster, Brand, Heyes x 2, Armstrong, Glover, Alder, Williams

G: Mc Goldrick x 4, Reynolds 

H.T. 6 - 24


Scorpions: Lewys Willacott, Rhys LLoyd, Aled Cockwell, James Dill, Shane Edwards, Jordan Gilbert, Cobi Green, Connor Parker, Rhys Davies, Sion Jones, Dylan Reed, Jordan Liney, Connor Kawulok. Subs: Brodie Watkins, Matthew Brook, Sam Buckthought, Aaron Harries, McCauley Harris, George Mbofana.


Vikings: Joe Lyons, Nathan Holbrook, Ross Webster, Keanan Brand, Dan McGoldrick, Jack Reynolds, Adam Heyes, Jack Armstrong, Danny Walker, Louis Glover, Owen Farnworth, Ryan Bretherton, Jake Alder. Subs: James Rutledge, Ben Williams, Dan Slater-Mars

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